ROANOKE - On Tuesday, Fairfax County School Board Member Megan McLaughlin announced her endorsement of Del. Sam Rasoul (D-11) for Lieutenant Governor. McLaughlin first assumed office in 2012 and is serving in her third term as a School Board Member for the nation's 10th-largest school district.
"As a nine-year member of the Fairfax County School Board, I am honored to endorse Sam Rasoul’s candidacy for Lt. Governor. Now more than ever, we need leaders like Sam who bring a proven record of building broad, diverse coalitions and delivering results that greatly improve the lives of all Virginians," said McLaughlin. "Sam brings a caring, collaborative, and optimistic mindset that is essential to building bridges and finding common ground. With his inspirational leadership, Virginia can emerge from this pandemic stronger, and more united in helping all citizens thrive."
"Our campaign has been endorsed by school board members from Southwest and Southside Virginia to Richmond and to Fairfax," said Rasoul. "We know that the long-term future of our Commonwealth depends on the strength of our public education system, and we are building a Virginia-wide movement to fully fund our schools and ensure our teachers are well-compensated."
Rasoul has released a comprehensive plan to invest in public education and integrate social-emotional learning in Virginia classrooms. As a Delegate and as a member of the House Education Committee, he has passed legislation to develop social-emotional learning guidance standards.
To date, Rasoul has received the endorsement of over 100 elected officials and grasstops leaders, including former U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher, former Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, eight members of the General Assembly, and fifteen mayors and city and town council members. His campaign has also been endorsed by:
Sunrise Movement Virginia
CASA in Action
Democracy for America
Food & Water Action
Richmond For All
United Rural Democrats
IUE-CWA Local 82162
Our Revolution Virginia
Our Revolution in the Blue Ridge
Our Revolution South Central VA
Progressive Democrats of America - Virginia
Indivisible New River Valley
Future Black Leaders Coalition
Augusta Free Press